Online survey on Rice Data management

09 Oct 2017

Dear all, 
The Rice Data Interoperability Working Group [1] part of the Agricultural Data Interest group [2] is please to share with you an online questionnaire that aims to identify data management practices and related challenges within the rice community. The Rice Research Data Interoperability WG aims to provide recommendations based on community-accepted standards, which ensure data analysis and data integration facilities. Linking databases, platforms and big data from different stakeholder organizations could be helpful for thousands of rice research organizations across the globe especially in Asia and Africa. The Rice Data Interoperability WG in collaboration with partners will work towards bridging the gaps in free data sharing and interoperability of rice research data. The proposed recommendation framework will help describing, representing linking and publishing rice data with respect to open standards. Such a framework will promote and sustain rice data sharing, reusability and operability. 
Please find the online questionnaire following this link
or please fill up the word document attached if you cannot access the online form (then send us the file). The link will be active until end February 2018, but we encourage you to answer as soon as possible.  In order to get a large panel of answers from various disciplines and countries, we will be grateful if you could forward the link to your colleagues and collaborators.  Feel free to join the working group by registering on the group page.
Regards Pierre Larmande, PhD Co-Chair Rice Data Interoperability Working Group